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Now it is lncRNA That Goes From Junk to Hero

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Dan Graur’s doubling down on evolution (either our genome is mostly junk or evolution is false) took yet another hit this month with a Harvard group showing that it is now lncRNA’s turn at the “I guess it isn’t junk after all” meme. The Harvard scientists selectively removed different so-called long intergenic noncoding RNA segments in mice and sure enough, problems arose. This vast army of DNA elements is apparently not junk after all. As one of the scientists explained:  Read more

Dr. Hunter: Or perhaps the finding of massive functionality for Junk DNA may be a bit more like this? (at least for common folk looking at the situation?) Nothing to see here - video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSjK2Oqrgic bornagain77
OT: From one cell to many: How did multicellularity evolve? January 25, 2014 Excerpt: Indeed, no matter how it is defined, scientists agree that multicellularity has occurred multiple times across many clades. Defined in the loosest sense, as an aggregation of cells, multicellularity has evolved in at least 25 lineages. However, even when defined more strictly -- requiring that cells be connected, communicate, and cooperate in some fashion or another -- it has still notably evolved once in animals, three times in fungi, six times in algae, and multiple times in bacteria.,,, http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140125172414.htm So evolution did it 25 times somehow? (per Heather Ritz?) bornagain77

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